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Loading dock

The area of a building accessible from the street, and convenient to the transportation systems within the building, that provides for the loading and unloading of commercial vehicles.

loading platform, loading dock

1. An elevated platform at the shipping or delivery door of a building or adjacent to the stage of a theater; usually at the same height as the floor of a motor truck or railroad car to facilitate loading or unloading.
2. A platform on a theater stage for storing counterweights, 2.
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Mezzanine platforms can even be built above and up to loading dock bay doors, freeing up space and creating maximum storage/work flow area you may never have realized you even had.
And while the pharmaceutical industry is held to the highest of sanitation and hygiene standards for manufacturing, processing and storage applications, the loading dock is often overlooked.
Dock levelers: Traditional dock levelers are anchored in a pit that is built on the end of the loading dock and is open to the outside.
Has anyone in the company ever asked someone on the loading dock to misstate the amount of merchandise the company ships or receives?
If the air is released from the suspension system at the loading dock, the trailer bed may drop as much as 6 in.
All too often, property managers have no control over the design of the loading dock areas they must manage.
According to Grant Leum, president of Leum Engineering, the Impactable Dock Ramp helps companies avoid significant costs of excavating a single below grade loading dock which can cost upwards of $50,000.
Working in tandem, these safety tools help create a safer, more productive loading dock environment--both inside and outside--by keeping people a step ahead of the potential dangers in their path," he said.
The system works with the driver of the vehicle positioning the truck with or without a trailer to park at a loading dock.
Using real-time and physical data, the 4SIGHT yard and dock management system helps facilities efficiently manage operations including loading dock visibility, live and staged trailer coordination, and turn time management.
And with a quarter of all warehouse accidents happening in and around the loading dock, sharing the top spot is typically safety.
Industrial safety specialist Caste11 has developed a data-gathering and analysis device to maximise loading dock efficiency.